Holy Tudor! That’s Margot Robbie.
Robbie got to work on her upcoming period drama, “Mary, Queen of Scots” in Goldthorpe, England last weekend. And the transition into character — she’s playing Queen Elizabeth I, or “the Virgin Queen” — was quite clear.
Robbie sported a thin, red wig, poor complexion and an apparent prosthetic nose in her first go as Queen Elizabeth.
The Focus Features film will, in part, trace the rule of Queen Elizabeth I, who sat on the English throne from 1558 to 1603. Her co-star, Saoirse Ronan, is playing the film’s other major player and namesake, Mary, Queen of Scots.
Ronan was photographed last week in the first official look at the film — and the intricate costumes.
The project is a Working Title Films production helmed by Josie Rourke, who’s known for her work on the British stage. Her film will also star, David Tennant, Guy Pearce, Jack Lowden, Joe Alwyn, Brendan Coyle and Martin Compston, E! News reports.
The film’s source material is John Guy’s biography “My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots,” the same site notes.
In a statement, the studio behind the film said, “‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.”
It continues, reading: “Each young Queen beholds her ‘sister’ in fear and fascination… Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones — and change the course of history.”
According to E! News, Focus Features Chairman Peter Kujawski said, “With two of today’s most vital actresses bringing to life two female titans, ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ will be one of the movie events of 2018.”
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